Posted: under Collections, Contents, E-books, the writing life.
Tags: characters, Contents, the writing life September 18th, 2014
The short fiction collection has a new title: Deeds of Honor. Remember how I said the cover design for the short fiction collection was tentative? It was indeed, and that design has now vanished from mortal ken (well, not exactly…) and a new rough has been shipped out for work. You’ll see it when it’s done. Some things will be the same, and some things won’t. The stories are in the hands of those who will prepare them for the collection. I am alternately working on new fiction (not ready to talk about it yet) and the head-notes for the individual stories, which I should have done in another day or so (the new title has suggested changes in the head-notes.) Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: under Collections, E-books, the writing life.
Tags: Collections, the book business, the writing life March 16th, 2014
Rancherfriend-E, recruited as my editorial assistant on this project, took far less time than I would have to act like a Sorting Hat and divvy up the stories-so-far between the two proposed collections. I made one change about the time she was emailing me “You could do this instead…” and her this and my that were the same. Then I threw a couple of other things into the first group (partly because I wanted to and partly because it would even up the wordage between the two) and she said “Good idea. I think I’ll take a nap now.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: under E-books, Marketing, the writing life.
Tags: ebooks, the book business, the writing life August 25th, 2010
When those of you in the UK started complaining about no access to ebooks of my stuff in the UK-European English-language distribution area, I went to Orbit UK, looked at their site, and then emailed my UK editor. (I am lucky to have two great editors right now, Betsy Mitchell at Del Rey and Bella Pagan at Orbit UK.) Anyway, Bella Pagan said she’d look into it, and time passed, and now I know the whole nitty-gritty story, as of her email today.
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